Sewing kits on the go…

Have had great fun this week making a little travel sewing kit (or three) for myself and as gifts. I followed a super simple tutorial by Lella Boutiquie and was very pleased with the results. I am not a quilter – so this was an easy introduction to the process.

Inside, the kit is separated into three areas. In the centre is a scissor keep, needle keep and a thread holder. Although you have to work very hard to get a reel on the thread holder – I think I might add a small sliding pincushion to this area instead. There is then an open pocket (or two) to the right of the centre panel and a zipped pocket to the left.

And this is what the finished kit looks like…

If I have learnt anything – it is that I need to follow measurements accurately. I tend to go at things like a bull in a china shop and wing it a bit! I think I have gotten away with it this time – although the binding around the edge of the kits could have been a little more even.

Have a go – they are fun to make. Happy stitching.

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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8 Responses to Sewing kits on the go…

  1. Absolutely beautiful. So handy and cute. I love the fabric, it is so very cheerful. 🙂

  2. claire93 says:

    looks like you had lot of fun ^^

  3. Kim says:

    Cute, and very useful!

  4. they look great! Accuracy? Pfff, don’t worry about that! Binding is so hard to get right, even after all these years I struggle with it.

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